The Quick Six Interview with Sally Soweol Han on Nightsong
The Quick Six Interview with Ashleigh Barton on Solomon Macaroni
Welcome to #TheQuickSixInterview with Sally Soweol Han! It’s such a pleasure to welcome CBCA Award-Winning New Illustrator (2023), Sally Soweol Han to our blog to share her beautiful, joyous new picture book, Nightsong. This gorgeous, rhythmic melody of nighttime sounds in a story of a curious, wandering boy in the midst of nature, is a […]
Pitch It! Competition 2021 Winners Announced!
Welcome to #TheQuickSixInterview with Ashleigh Barton! What a delight it is to welcome best-selling author Ashleigh Barton to the blog with her spooktacular middle grade novel; the second in its series – Solomon Macaroni and the Vampire Vacation. What a spine-tingling thrill, set in fang-tabulous Paris, with Solomon’s numbskull family unleashing mayhem all over the […]
Pitch It! Competition Shortlists 2021
Just Write For Kids Australia’s fourth Pitch It! Competition for Australian writers of children’s and young adult books was held throughout September this year. The aim was to craft a manuscript pitch to a publisher that is focused, concise and appealing; showcasing a strength in voice, marketability and writing ability. Our judging panel meticulously analysed […]
Pitch It! Competition Longlists 2021
It was so exciting to announce the Longlists for the 2021 Pitch It! Competition last week! Today, we are absolutely BUZZING, because we are about to reveal the fantastic Pitch It! Shortlists! These talented writers will all receive feedback on their pitches from our hard-working judges. The judges have noted the phenomenally high standard in pitch […]
Pitch It! Competition 2021
First and foremost, CONGRATULATIONS to everyone who took the leap and entered our 2021 Pitch It! Competition! The aim is to encourage writers to hone their pitches to a highly polished, well-crafted and submission-ready standard that would impress any children’s book publisher. In only 150 words or less, we gave you the challenge to deliver […]
The Quick Six Interview with Rosanne Hawke
The annual Pitch It! Competition is back for its fourth year, and the team at Just Write For Kids Australia are delighted to be able to offer a range of resources to help you on your publishing journey! Remember our competition pitch? It’s had a small upgrade… If you’re like most writers, you’re probably itching for the […]
Just Write For Kids’ Top 20 of 2020!
Welcome to The Quick Six Interview with Rosanne Hawke! It’s wonderful to welcome accomplished, award-winning author, Rosanne Hawke to the blog! Today she shares the third companion to Kelsey and the Quest of the Porcelain Doll and Jehan and the Quest of the Lost Dog – Fozia and the Quest of Prince Zal; a moving […]
The Quick Six Interview with Steven Herrick on Zoe, Max and the Bicycle Bus
We’re sticking with tradition and continuing to celebrate another wonderful year in children’s books, with the help of our amazing Just Write For Kids Australia community. If this year has taught us anything, it’s a much greater resilience than we thought possible, and to really appreciate the little things in life. Withstanding the testing times […]
Pitch It! Competition 2020 – Winners, Runners Up and Honourable Mentions Announced!
Welcome to #TheQuickSixInterview with Steven Herrick! We are delighted to welcome award-winning author Steven Herrick to the blog to talk about his recent middle grade fiction, Zoe, Max and the Bicycle Bus! This funny, uplifting verse novel celebrates freedom, creativity and friendship that will have you smiling and taking straight to the outdoors… on bikes! Thank […]
Just Write For Kids Australia held its third annual writing competition for Australian writers of children’s literature throughout September this year. The aim was to craft a manuscript pitch to a publisher that is focused, concise and appealing; showcasing a strength in voice, marketability and writing ability. Our judging panel meticulously analysed each entry for […]